By Pretty Chavango Member of Parliament for Budiriro Honourable Costa Machingauta has called upon Government and local Non Governmental Organisations to consider the plight of urban citizens when handing out food aid as the El Nino drought that has caused widespread starvation exposing everyone to hunger. Hon Machingauta made this plea while addressing members of Parliament during yesterday’s National assembly sitting. A state of disaster … Continue reading Urbanites are hungry too | MP Machingauta.
By Pretty Chavango In a feisty moment in Parliament yesterday Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana East Honourable Nelson Chamisa called for the dismissal of Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Simbarashe Mumbengegwi accusing him of incompetence and lack of progress during the 11 years he has been in office. These attacks came after Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio committee Honourable Kindness Paradza presented before Parliament photographs … Continue reading State of Zimbabwean embassies abroad a scandal – Hon Paradza
By Nyasha N Mukapiko The university of Zimbabwe (UZ) is immediately going to cease the recruitment of staff without PhDs come 2017 going forward with those currently with the high institution have been given 2017 as a deadline to have acquired a PhD. UZ vice-chancellor professor Levy Nyagura told the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology committee today while he successfully defended his stance … Continue reading UZ to stop recruiting non-PhD holders.
By Daniel Chigundu HARARE WEST legislator Jessie Majome has blasted musician Jah Prayzah for using a “sexfied-school uniform” in the video for his popular song Eriza, arguing that the move has the potential of sending wrong signals to some men. Contributing to child marriages debate in Parliament recently the outspoken women rights activist urged musicians, artists and the media to play a part and stop … Continue reading Majome hits out at Eriza video
Portia Sigauke Last week l had the opportunity to revisit my rural home in Hwange District as l had not been there since 2008 due to pressing commitments in the Capital City. As someone who had not visited her rural home for long l anticipated seeing great changes in my community but alas Mps are not doing their job neither do they exist. As a … Continue reading HWANGE MPs MISSING AS VILLAGERS SUFFER
By Nyasha Ngonidzashe Mukapiko Friction between Councillors and MPs shortchanging residents. Many residents are experiencing poor service delivery and representation because of political differences between local Ward Councillors and Legislators. This has led to stagnant development in many constituencies. City of Harare Environmental Management Committee Chairperson Herbert Gomba, who is also Ward Councillor for Ward 27 complained late last year that Legislators were encroaching on … Continue reading Localising Sustainable Development Goals
by Fortunate Taruva Unpredictable climate changes and inconsistent farming inputs supply has left many families facing serious food shortages only a few months after harvesting in the province of Masvingo. Masvingo province is in region 5 which is characterized by little rainfall.The area is mostly suitable for cattle ranching which encompasses Chiredzi, Bubi, and Beitbridge among other areas.Under normal circumstances, people in these areas should … Continue reading Climate change and new survival strategies
Members of Parliament have been urged to use simply English when debating in Parliament, desist from using ‘BIG’ words and break down the technical jargon into simply terms. This comes after a barrage of criticism aimed at some legislators who use complicated English confusing their electorate. Tatenda Mbira a vendor in the CBD said “the issue of language is a very big problem as some … Continue reading Use simply English – Parliamentarians urged
By Daniel Chigundu BUHERA SOUTH legislator Hon. Joseph Chinotimba says the Apostolic Sects in the country should be allowed to continue with the practice of virginity testing on girls as a way of deterring them from engaging in sexual activities before they get married. Virginity testing is widely seen as human rights abuse in Zimbabwe and activists in that area also claim that it also … Continue reading Allow Vapostori to test virginity: Chinotimba
By Nyasha Ngonidzshe Mukapiko Many youths are wrapped in blanket of darkness as nobody even bothered to tell them of the non-existence of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) that was first introduced in the inclusive Government era meant to help legislators’ foster development in their constituencies. Infrastructure development was one of the major projects to be spearheaded by these Government grants, notably among them drilling … Continue reading CDF: The missing link between legislators and youths.